A cute little story about a cute little girl and what happened when they put her in charge of a raffle at the parish fair. Kathleen Thompson Norris, who wrote both as "Jane Ireland" and "Kathleen Norris" (no relation to today's writer of that name) was a prolific and popular writer of non-fiction, short stories and novels, as well as working as a reporter. Her half-Irish and Catholic heritage gave her a different viewpoint, and her experience with working for her living and... Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Works of Kathleen Norris, Vol. III, Gutenberg
This 1912 fantasy short story tells of the quest of a valiant and shrewd knight to win the hoard of the Gibbelins. But it won't be easy. "The Gibbelins eat, as is well known, nothing less good than man. Their evil tower is joined to Terra Cognita, to the lands we know, by a bridge. Their hoard is beyond reason; avarice has no use for it; they have a separate cellar for emeralds and a separate cellar for sapphires; they have filled a hole with gold and dig it up when they need it. And the... Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Book of Wonder by Lord Dunsany, 1912.
An lonely old man with a vanished, disgraced son. A sweet Skye terrier who's always in disgrace. What's brewing in a town called Hopskotch? Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, June 1861
The classic story of a man who learns to love his country when it is taken away from him. This complete and unabridged version from Hale's 1868 story collection includes many incidents cut from textbooks, as well as an illuminating introduction by the author which reveals unknown facts about the tale. Listen to it again for the very first time! Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Man Without a Country and Other Tales by Edward Everett Hale, 1868.
This 1877 short story depicts a voyageur town on the Missouri River, and the strange alliance during a winter of sickness between two of its non-voyageur residents: Father De Smet, a Catholic priest, and Mademoiselle Ninon, a woman of easy virtue. The light and humorous story grows rather sad by the end, but never loses hope. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: A Mountain Woman, by Elia W. Peattie, 1877.
A lost treasure, a lady in distress, and a message from beyond the grave! This 1855 story is an earlier appearance of Harry Escott from "What Was It? -- A Mystery", and features the same entertaining mixture of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction
An undefended city. Citizens who have forgotten war. Enemies on the march. And seven dead heroes of old. One of the great fantasy writers of all time, Lord Dunsany was comfortable writing everything from opium dreams to darkly realistic modern fantasy, from novels to hit plays. Here he is with a high fantasy short story from 1908. Enjoy. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: "The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories", at Gutenberg.
A story of medieval Germany and the first Christmas tree. Exciting, poetic, and atmospheric. By the author of "The Story of the Other Wise Man". Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Christmas Source: "The First Christmas Tree" by Henry Van Dyke, 1897
In the far future, a veterinarian fresh out of school is hired to care for a small flock of valuable alien animals on an out-of-the-way world. But why so high a salary? There must be some catch to it.... This unjustly forgotten 1962 science fiction novel has undergone a small renaissance since coming into the public domain (and escaping its rather memorable cover). favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction
While World War I rages on, an English country town's peace is broken by murder. So a wounded officer named Hastings asks for help from a Belgian refugee named -- Poirot. Topics: Audiobook - fiction, mystery
The final third of a book of short-short stories by Lord Dunsany, a classic fantasy writer of the early 20th century. Weird, wise, funny, and sad by turns -- no two tales are alike. Listen to them in order or skip about as you please. Part 1 Part 2 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy Source: Fifty-One Tales by Lord Dunsany, 1915
The doctor said the little boy wouldn't live. The aunt made the little boy not want to live. But at least he had the Houdan hen -- and Sredni Vashtar. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy, Horror Source: The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki (H.H. Munro), 1911.
A retelling for children of The Testament of Solomon, an early Christian apocryphal book containing a lot of Jewish and Middle Eastern folklore about Solomon and demons, as well as folks like Jannes and Jambre. Written by M.R. James, the scholar better known to us as a great horror writer, for his folklore book for children, Old Testament Legends. Topics: Audiobook - fiction, fantasy, folklore Source: Old Testament Legends by M.R. James
LibriVox recording of The Whole Family, by William Dean Howells, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary Heaton Vorse, Mary Stewert Cutting, Elizabeth Jordan, John Kendrick Bangs, Henry James, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Edith Wyatt, Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews, Alice Brown and Henry van Dyke A 1908 NaNoWriMo forerunner, told in twelve chapters, each with a different author. The basic plot was to show how an engagement or marriage would affect and be affected by an entire family. The project became... Topic: LibriVox,audiobook,fiction Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
A short medieval story about the rewards of prayer and service to God. Topics: Audiobook - fiction, religion, folklore Source: Aucassin and Nicolette, and Other Medieval Romances. Translated from the French by Eugene Mason.
The epic story of Jason and the Argonauts, and their quest for the Golden Fleece. As told by Apollonius Rhodius, in the translation by M.A. Seaton. The last 2 parts are in Part 2 . Topics: Audiobook - fiction, folklore, mythology Source: M.A. Seaton
Our diplomat detective is still desperate to detect that diamond, in this daring drama with a very different denouement. Do enjoy! favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: "In a Cellar" by Harriet Prescott Spofford
Craig Kennedy is a professor at Columbia, an early adopter of the newest 1910 technology, and a brilliant criminologist. Jameson is a reporter for the New York Morning Star. Together, they fight crime! Arthur B. Reeves was a bestselling mystery writer who wrote prolifically from 1910 until his death in 1936. (Some of his pulp stories from the thirties were apparently ghostwritten.) Reeves was hugely and unashamedly influenced by Arthur Conan Doyle. In turn his clever use of real gadgets and the... Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Silent Bullet, 1911
Take one antebellum New York college student with a crazy dream of the perfect microscope. Add one spiritualist (modeled after the Fox sisters), one diamond, and one drop of water. Stir. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction
A diamond company's detective must discover how an impossible robbery was done. George Griffith (1857-1906), a Welsh explorer, journalist, and writer, is best known today for his airship science fiction adventures, such as The Outlaws of the Air and The Angel of the Revolution . But he also wrote in other genres. Here he gives us a straight mystery. Topics: Audiobook - fiction, mystery
In the final ten chapters of this funny classic novel, Mr. Sponge confronts the New Year, children, and falling in love. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour by R.S. Surtees, 1852
Mr. Carlyle (Not a private detective! A private inquiry agent!) is desperate to solve his current case, and needs an after-hours expert opinion on a certain coin. Why on earth would the coin dealer recommend a blind man? Ernest Bramah wrote some great Oriental fantasy (the Kai Lung series), but he also wrote several collections' worth of Max Carrados detective stories. Enjoy. Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery
Fantasy and horror in the South Seas! This 1919 classic has influenced many writers and filmmakers, including the creators of the tv show Lost and the roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons . Abraham Merritt was a journalist, editor, and pulp writer. He died in 1943. His novels Burn, Witch, Burn! and Seven Footprints to Satan have been adapted into movies. Part 2 favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - fiction, fantasy
In this 1913 short story collection, a woman does wrong, gets on the wrong side of the law -- then becomes a very odd sort of detective, fighting for others who've done wrong but still deserve justice. Each story stands alone, but is just one chapter in the collection as a whole. Arthur B. Reeves was best known as the author of the Craig Kennedy detective series, but here's more of his prolific output. His interest in science and technology combines with personal criminological research to make... Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: Constance Dunlap by Arthur B. Reeves, 1913.
Memòria Prohibida - Pròleg Més que d'aventures és una obra d'escenari, és més important com és el món que no pas que hi passa. Seguint la trama reseguim el descobriment d'un món, un món conseqüencia d'uns fets anteriors alguns dels quals restaran per sempre més en el misteri. (Del pròleg de l'autor). favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Spoken Word, Audiobook - Fiction Source: http://www.geocities.com/zioljda/capi/p.html
The classic mystery of Edwardian forensics continues. We visit the suspect at Holloway Prison (the author seems rightly critical of visitation conditions for prisoners' friends), and wonder what Thorndyke's planning. And why someone keeps trying to kill him. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery, romance Source: The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
Couples walk together dreaming magnificent dreams, passing others who are older but have not yet achieved the stuff their dreams were once made of. But what is the worth of a man who makes others' dreams come true -- even at the cost of his own? Murray Leinster would one day become known for his tales of science fiction. But here is a younger Leinster, writing a very different sort of story. Topics: Audiobook - fiction, romance Source: Argosy All-Story Weekly, Aug. 5, 1922
Prose translation (into Malory-style English) of a Arthurian romance in verse written in medieval Dutch. It tells the story of Sir Perceval's nephew, Morien, son of a princess of the Moors. He comes to Britain on a quest to find his vanished father. After some misunderstanding, he is joined on his quest by Sir Lancelot and Sir Gawain. Notable for its positive portrayal of an African knight, but also an interesting story, well-told. Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy, Arthurian Source: The Romance of Morien, tr. by Jessie L. Weston
Cullerne is a tiny marsh town which once was a great seaport. Westray, a young architect working for a restoration firm, comes to help fix its massive church. But before he's even been in town a day, he's already learning about the strange cracks running through its residents as well as the church tower. By the author of Moonfleet, and The Lost Stradivarius. Part 1 | Part 3 Sorry for all the accumulating parts, but the archive.org servers keep filling up before I can put up more parts! The... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Nebuly Coat by John Meade Falkner, 1903.